KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Arrest 14 Individuals on Drug Charges and Outstanding Warrants While Searching for Wanted Felon

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Arrest 14 Individuals on Drug Charges and Outstanding Warrants While Searching for Wanted Felon
DATE: March 16, 2014
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On March 12, 2014 at approximately 3:10 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers attempted to stop a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo, because the driver was not wearing his seatbelt. The previously unidentified driver refused to stop and a brief pursuit ensued; however, the chase was soon terminated for the safety of everyone involved.

See the link below for the news release on this original incident:

https://kingsportpdblog.com/2014/03/12/kpd-e-news-release-kingsport-police-searching-for-drivervehicle-that-evaded-officers/

Through further investigation, Officers were able to develop Willie Martin Salyer as a suspect in this incident. A warrant was obtained, charging him with Driving on a Revoked License as a Habitual Traffic Offender, Felony Evading Arrest, Violation of Registration, and Violation of Seatbelt Law. They learned that Mr. Salyer had been staying at the residence of Selena Maggard, located at 322 Gibson Mill Road in Kingsport.

On March 16, 2014 at approximately 10:00 AM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to 322 Gibson Mill Road to search for Mr. Salyer. Ms. Maggard gave the officers consent, allowing them to search her residence for Mr. Salyer. Upon spotting the officers, Mr. Salyer first attempted to escape through a window, and then exited the residence via the back door; however, he was immediately captured just outside the door.

Officers were also able to locate Mr. Salyer’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo at 270 Aesque Street in Kingsport. In accordance with state law, officers promptly seized the vehicle, as Mr. Salyer’s driver license was revoked as a result of a prior conviction for Driving Under the Influence.

Meanwhile, back at 322 Gibson Mill Road, officers had found the interior of the residence littered with numerous items of drug paraphernalia. K.P.D. Vice Detectives were summoned to the scene to assist in the investigation. Further inspection turned up a quantity of Bath Salts, a Controlled Substance Analogue.

In addition to Mr. Salyer and Ms. Maggard, twelve other individuals were present at this residence and found to be directly connected with these drugs and items of paraphernalia. All fourteen individuals were arrested. Some of these suspects were individually in possession of additional drugs, including Legend Drugs, the Schedule III Drug Subutex, and Gravel, which is another Controlled Substance Analogue.

After their arrest, two of the female suspects were caught attempting to smuggle Legend Drugs into the Kingsport City Jail and were additionally charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility. One of these individuals, Ms. Salyer-Evans, had pills in her pockets, while the other individual, Ms. Blizzard had pills concealed in two separate orifices of her body. A third female suspect, Ms. Stump, was also charged with Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility when she attempted to smuggle the Controlled Substance Analogue Gravel into the Kingsport City Jail hidden in her bra.

Two of the male suspects, Mr. Sutherland and Mr. Wilcox, were additionally charged with Criminal Impersonation and Identity Theft respectively when they attempted to mislead officers by falsely identifying themselves.

Prior to this incident, five of these individuals were already wanted on outstanding warrants. A list of all fourteen arrested individuals with their respective criminal charges is outlined below.

This incident is a prime example of how a thorough investigation involving multiple officers working in concert, can yield significant results. What began as a seemingly simply traffic stop for a seatbelt violation resulted in fourteen individuals being arrested for multiple felony drug charges and outstanding warrants. All of the officers involved are commended for their diligence.

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Willie Martin Salyer
Age Date of Birth 4/16/1970

43 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 401 Parson Drive, Lot #11

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Charges Stemming from Incident on March 12, 2014

1) Driving on a Revoked License as a Habitual Traffic Offender

2) Felony Evading Arrest

3) Violation of Registration

4) Violation of Seatbelt Law

Additional Charges Incurred at Time of Arrest

1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Clinton L. Blevins
Age Date of Birth 2/13/1979

35 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 2821 McCoy Street, Apartment #3

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of a Legend Drug without a Prescription

3) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Kristi R. Blizzard
Age Date of Birth 1/27/1975

39 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Female
Residency 313 Lynn Avenue

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Charges Placed at Time of Arrest

1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

Additional Charges Incurred Upon Entry into the Kingsport City Jail

1) Possession of a Legend Drug without a Prescription

2) Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Kansas M. Salyer-Evans
Age Date of Birth 9/27/1982

31 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Female
Residency 416 Rose Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Charges Placed at Time of Arrest

1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

Additional Charges Incurred Upon Entry into the Kingsport City Jail

1) Possession of a Legend Drug without a Prescription

2) Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Jackie D. Clifton
Age Date of Birth 12/12/1970

43 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 897 New Beasonwell Road, Apartment #2103

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name David L. Ealy
Age Date of Birth 5/25/1965

48 Years of Age

Race/Gender Black/Male
Residency 608 Milam Street, Apartment #53

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Betsy R. Gagne
Age Date of Birth 7/19/1977

36 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Female
Residency 129 Arley Street

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Anthony A. Kern
Age Date of Birth 5/4/1985

28 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 277 California Avenue

Church Hill, TN

Charge(s) Charges Placed at Time of Arrest:

1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

3) Possession of a Schedule III Drug (Subutex)

Also Arrested on Outstanding K.P.D. Warrant for:

1) Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

2) False Reporting

Also Arrested on Outstanding Warrant for Another Agency

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Selena C. Maggard
Age Date of Birth 10/8/1966

47 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Female
Residency 322 Gibson Mill Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

3) Maintaining a Dwelling for the Distribution of Controlled Substances

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Randy W. Moody
Age Date of Birth 12/27/1967

46 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 1605 Bloomingdale Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Timothy H. Romine
Age Date of Birth 3/21/1986

27 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 2316 Overlook Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) 1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Misty D. Stump
Age Date of Birth 9/19/1982

31 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Female
Residency 665 Bancroft Chapel Road, Lot #17

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Arrested on Outstanding K.P.D. Warrant for:

1) Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card

2) False Reporting

Additional Charges Incurred Upon Entry into the Kingsport City Jail

1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Gravel)

2) Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Facility

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name David S. Sutherland
Age Date of Birth 12/15/1985

28 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 322 Gibson Mill Road

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Charges Placed at Time of Arrest:

1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

3) Criminal Impersonation

Also Arrested on Outstanding Warrant for Another Agency

SUSPECT INFORMATION
Name Don P. Wilcox
Age Date of Birth 10/8/1955

58 Years of Age

Race/Gender White/Male
Residency 340 Westfield Drive

Kingsport, TN

Charge(s) Charges Placed at Time of Arrest:

1) Possession of a Controlled Substance Analogue (Bath Salts)

2) Possession of Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia

3) Identity Theft

Mr. Wilcox was also wanted on an outstanding warrant out of South Carolina; however, the originating agency declined to extradite him on the charges.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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